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Boost Your Gut Health Naturally with these 4 Tips

1. Increase Your “Good” Gut Bacteria:

Probiotics and fiberOur digestive system, or GI tract, is filled with living microorganisms crucial to our health and immune system. A poor diet or a round of antibiotics can throw it out of balance, leading to decreased “good” bacteria, important for proper digestion, nutrient absorption, immune function, and more. You can easily increase good bacteria in the gut by eating fermented foods rich in probiotics like kefir, live yogurt cultures, and sauerkraut, or by using a quality probiotic supplement at a health food store.

2. Get Fiber:

Fiber is important for moving things through your body and for regulating your digestion. But not all fiber is equal. Processed grains may contain fiber, but they can wreak havoc on your health and spike your sugar insulin. Try to ingest fiber from natural plant sources. Fruit, vegetables, beans, and whole husk psyllium are the best sources for healthy fiber that will keep your gut health in check.

3. Avoid Antibiotic Overload:

Antibiotics are designed to eliminate bacteria that cause infections. But in the process, they eliminate all bacteria – the good and the bad – that can lead to a serious imbalance in your gut and make you prone to even tougher, drug-resistant strains of infections. Buy organic, antibiotic-free meats. Purchase a good filter for your water. Get off the antibiotic cycle by looking for natural alternatives when you are sick. Even ear infections and other commonly antibiotic-treated illnesses can successfully be beaten without antibiotics.

4. Be Active:

Studies have consistently shown a link between regular exercise and improved gut health. So, become active. Try to find ways to exercise each and every day, and move around more. Not only will this make you healthier physically, but it can also help reduce stress and improve your mood.

Call Kempsville Chiropractic at 757.467.5258 to arrange an appointment for a consultation with one of our doctors.

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